Next tea bar 26.10. @ LITTLE LONG – Wiener Straße 60 – 2-5pm

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is single origin tea?

Single origin tea means that all our products are from the tea plant camellia sinensis, without any additives or aromas (natural or artificial). Every tea comes from a single farmer, from a single location and we do not sell blended tea. Dorina and Gregor are both tea-enthusiasts and believe that there is a world out there with beautiful tea that needs to be explored. Specialty coffee opened people in Europe a new approach to coffee with all the taste nuances. Specialty tea has even more to offer.

How do you know the farmers?

Most farmers, we initially found by scouting on the ground in interesting tea regions within China and Taiwan. We are lucky to have many good friends in Taiwan and China and quickly build a network within the farmers. All farmers worked for the first time with non-Chinese or Taiwanese customers, so they are excited to see their tea finding new customers in Europe. We visited and tried the tea from literally hundreds of farmers across China and Taiwan to get this selection.

How do you recommend to prepare the tea?

We love gongfustyle or Chinese style of brewing, because it brings out the best out of our tea. All tea can be brewed with 95C hot water or as cold brew and steeped multiply times. Start with a ratio of 3-5g for 200ml, steep for 1 min and re-steep 3-8 times.

Why are your teas not organic certified?

We are looking for special artisan teas that are usually not available in the European market. Organic certified tea is often from mass-producer that export the lowest quality to Europe, thus we decided to do our own quality control. With all tea farmers, we have a personal relationship and we visit their farms regularly. Furthermore, we conduct pesticide test to double-check. Some of our teas are organically certified by a local, certified institution such as MOA in Taiwan.

What does the "Pest.Free" Label stand for?

We test all our tea for 400+ Pesticides to double-check the conditions we see at the farm. For some of the tea the test report is already available and you can see it in the information on the product page.

Do you offer local pick up in Berlin?

Yes, if you live in Berlin we can arrange a meeting (Mitte or Neukölln) or drop your tea in one of the places that we cooperate. Talk to us directly to figure out a solution.

Do you have a store?

Unfortunately we only sell online and have pop ups from time to time in Berlin. Check out our Instagram to stay updated on locations.

Where is your tea from?

Our tea comes only from China and Taiwan. We speak the language and that helps us to connect with the farmers – we believe a close relationship with local farmers is essential for a good selection.

What water do you recommend?

We recommend you to use a soft, spring water. Many Turkish waters have a really interesting profile. Try to filter with bamboo charcoal.

Do you ship to the US?

Unfortunately not at this moment. Reach out per Email and we could discuss options for your order. Thank you

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